Traits associated with the name Banjo:

Dogs named Banjo tend to be loving, good-natured, and resilient. This name is also associated with companionship, empathy, and friendship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Banjo?

That you have a sense of humor and enjoy music. Banjo is a type of musical instrument, and it's also a fun, whimsical name for a pet.

Is Banjo a good dog name?

Banjo has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Banjo isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

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Banjo is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Banjo was, in the past month, the 811th most viewed dog name on

As of May 2024, Banjo is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Banjo was viewed 0 times, and liked 4 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Banjo's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Banjo is most adored in Nevada, Minnesota and Montana.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Alabama, Nebraska and Tennessee.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Banjo.

Most popular breeds named Banjo:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Pomeranian
  4. Australian Shepherd
  5. American Staffordshire Terrier

Famous dogs named Banjo:

  • film icon A english setter named Banjo played a role in the movie Banjo.

Banjo is found in these categories:

cute dog names

Evokes playful imagery of folksy music and cheerful, tail-wagging companionship.

unique dog names

Musical instrument-inspired monikers aren't typical canine labels.

country dog names

This name is often associated with a popular instrument in folk and bluegrass music.

Musical Dog Names

Strumming strings on this instrument creates a melody, just like canine barks!

Dog names like Banjo:

Little Rabbit
Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
Bright and shiny.
A legendary good-natured elf that performs helpful services at night. Also a small square of rich chocolate cake.
Nickname for a boy in the south of the US; a slow moving individual.
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Banjo dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Woody (England, United Kingdom)
My border collie is named banjo and it fits him perfectly
December 29, 2023

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mr wang (Victoria, Australia)
yes i like banjo
February 20, 2023

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Banjos mom (New York, United States)
I love the name Banjo, my 5 year old Australian shepherd is named Banjo. That's the name I gave him at 4 weeks old not knowing what it means at the time but the name fits him perfectly.
July 03, 2022

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FartFace (South Holland, Netherlands)
I love it OMG
June 19, 2022

Let us know what you think of Banjo as a dog name!